UK regional telephone numbers are standard UK telephone numbers with a regional 01 or 02 STD dialling code.
With Callagenix, you can choose one or more from any area code and then divert your calls to any other UK landline, mobile or even internationally.
Everyone in the UK is familiar with 01 and 02 numbers and how they work, so it's no surprise that this is a popular choice when choosing a new number. Callagenix regional numbers are hosted in the cloud, rather than being tied to a specific physical location, so you can set up numbers in whichever area codes you like, even if you're not based there.
Benefits of UK Regional NumbersGet an 01 or 02 number
- Provide a local presence
- Most UK area codes available
- Can be used with our Advanced Services
- Use as termination number for other numbers
How do UK regional numbers work?
Our UK regional numbers (geographic numbers) are normal telephone numbers that are routed via Callagenix. They can be setup just like any other number using a service. To anyone is the same area code they appear to be regular local phone numbers. However, when used with a Callagenix service, they offer far more options.
UK regional numbers and Advanced services
All UK regional numbers are combined with one or more of our Advanced Services. This allows you great choice and flexibility in how you handle your calls. For example, you could build a complete phone system around a virtual pbx, set up group diverts to distribute calls to your staff, or simply divert all calls to a mobile or international number.
However you want to handle your calls, our services enable you to do it.
You can read more about how UK regional numbers are used with our Advanced services on this page:
Typical Uses / Users
Perhaps the main reason to get a UK Regional number is to establish a local presence in an area without physically being there. You have the same local area code as other businesses there, but you can be located anywhere in the world.
For this reason companies based overseas often use a Regional number to create a UK presence. Prospects and customers are re-assured by the local number, rather than having to dial an overseas number (incidentally, UK companies doing business abroad can set up the same presence overseas with our range of international numbers).
The ideal choice for homeworkers and freelancers
Home workers, such as consultants, virtual assistants and freelancers, can also benefit from having a Callagenix Regional number. Rather than having to give out your home number install a completely new line, you can set up a Regional geographical number and use this as your business number. You can then use it with any of the Callagenix services to add an extra level of professionalism to your business communications.
For example, you can take calls at home when you are available, divert them to your mobile when you’re on the road, or send them to an Answerphone service during evenings and weekends. You can even set up a ‘whisper message’ that tells you it’s a business call when you answer the phone. You can then decide to accept it or send it to voicemail.
The added advantage of having a Callagenix hosted number is that should you ever want to work from a different location (e.g. you move home or expand into larger business premises) there’s no need to change your number and deal with the hassle that comes with that – simply divert calls to your regional number onto your new number and carry on as before.
Another popular reason for setting up a Regional number is to take advantage of the advanced services offered by Callagenix, without having to swap to a non-geographical number. As mentioned above, having a Callagenix regional number gives you a local presence as well as access to our advanced services.
An added advantage of this is that UK geographic numbers are not physically tied to a location, like a regular landline is. Should the local exchange be damaged your number will be unaffected, whilst others in the area will go down. For this reason it is ideal as an emergency line as part of a disaster recovery / business continuity plan. You can keep staff and customers informed of any developments and continue to function as normal.
To set up your Regional number for free please give us a call or click on the 'Available Regions' button below to pick a number and get started.
UK Regional Number Costs
|Callers pays||UK Local or National call charge dependent upon phone provider, usually part of an inclusive minutes plan.|
|Inbound Call Charge||2ppm|
|Revenue received||Not Applicable|
|Advanced Service||From 40p per day, depending on the service specified. Available Services, Divert Cost Calculator|
|Basic Service||Can only operate with Advanced Service|
|Setup/Connection||FREE (memorable numbers may incur a charge)|
|Annual Charge||Not Applicable|
|Security Deposit||Not Applicable|
|Cost and Revenue excl. VAT, Caller cost inc. VAT, Caller cost assumes dialled from National Carrier, e.g. BT|
You can browse our available numbers and area codes by clicking the link below. If your desired area isn't listed, please contact us and we can add it for you.
To get started, call us on +44 (0) 333 247 0000 or click here to pick a number